Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and a Mark your Calendar


Just wanted to take moment and wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!  Remember to give thanks for the people in your life! 

Also Mark your calendar for Just Imagine's December Blog Hop starting Monday!. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Important Lesson



I couldn't help but record one of the most important lessons we learned while in Yellowstone.  There is a reason people carry backpacks with them.  The weather can change very quickly!!!  We started out walking the loop around Old Faithful with it being sunny and warm and wearing shorts, only to have a cold front and rain move through half way through the walk and spend the rest of the walk freezing and wet.  Needless to say we never made that mistake again. I used this week's sketch at Nuts about Sketches. (#344) and some old Dream Street papers from my stash!  I also used my Kreaxions circle cutter! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

At the Patch

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Hi it's Chris here today sharing this fun layout of my kiddies at the pumpkin patch a few years ago.  For this layout I used the #903 punch with the "A" positioning parts to create the punched boarder around the photos.  I backed the punched border with a contracting color to help the border "pop".  I then added the sunflowers using  Bountiful Sunflower Poppy Dies (# 1006).  I love how the Kraft paper and the greens and golds paired with the punch and dies give this a nice "fall" look.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Crash your Stash of supplies




Today at Turtle Soup I am challenging all you scrapper to actually use your stash of scraps or 6x6 paper pads.  This layout is created using a 6x6 paper pad I had.  Every one of those little hexagons is punched out :D

I used this awesome sketch by Bev!
Hope you decide to play along with us at Turtle Soup. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

# 17


I am loving the metallic trend that is going on right now!  For this layout, I started off with this week's sketch at Nuts about Sketches (# 343).  Normally I use both sides of the sketch and create a 2 page layout, but this time I only used the left side of the sketch.  I used one of my My Creative Scrapbook kits to make paper and embellishment coordination super easy! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sketchy Monday At Turtle Soup

Today is my day at the Turtle Soup message boards.  For today's challenge I want you to use this sketch from Bev.

Here is what I made from this sketch
 
Hope you decide to play along!!!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Perfect circle cutting and matting

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Today I am sharing this cool layout using the Kreaxions Circle cutter and Punch # 919 (with the positioning parts "A").  I used this week's sketch at Nuts about Sketches, which used matted cirles. I have always struggled getting perfectly matted circles.  Then it hit me.  the circle cutter is perfect for creating matted circles too!   I first cut the circle using the 5 inch mark.  I then moved the mark to 5 inches plus 1 "tick" on the ruler (which would be 5 1/4).  and presto a perfectly matted circle!   I then matted that circle again moving up one more "tick" to 5 1/2 inches.  So super easy!  To finish off the layout I added more circles and then punched the border using #919 and the "A" insert.